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The globe artichoke (Cynara cardunculus L. var. scolymus) genome is relatively poorly explored, especially compared to those of the other major Asteraceae crops sunflower and lettuce. No SNP markers are in the public domain. We have combined the recently developed restriction-site associated DNA (RAD) approach with the Illumina DNA sequencing platform to(More)
Globe artichoke (Cynara cardunculus var. scolymus) is an out-crossing, perennial, multi-use crop species that is grown worldwide and belongs to the Compositae, one of the most successful Angiosperm families. We describe the first genome sequence of globe artichoke. The assembly, comprising of 13,588 scaffolds covering 725 of the 1,084 Mb genome, was(More)
BACKGROUND The globe artichoke (Cynara cardunculus var. scolymus L.) is a significant crop in the Mediterranean basin. Despite its commercial importance and its both dietary and pharmaceutical value, knowledge of its genetics and genomics remains scant. Microsatellite markers have become a key tool in genetic and genomic analysis, and we have exploited(More)
The Asteraceae species Cynara cardunculus (2n = 2x = 34) includes the two fully cross-compatible domesticated taxa globe artichoke (var. scolymus L.) and cultivated cardoon (var. altilis DC). As both are out-pollinators and suffer from marked inbreeding depression, linkage analysis has focussed on the use of a two way pseudo-test cross approach. A set of(More)
An F1 mapping population was bred by crossing an accession of wild cardoon with a single Argentinian globe artichoke plant of the variety Estrella del Sur FCA with a view to generating new Cynara cardunculus linkage maps. Genotyping was conducting using a set of 553 SRAP, SSR, AFLP and SNP markers. The 1,465.5 cM map based on the segregation of alleles(More)
In this Article, there are typographical errors in the legend of Figure 5. " (a) Overall distribution of the repetitive fraction. (b) Distributions of insertion ages in different families of LTR elements ". should read: " (b) Overall distribution of the repetitive fraction. (a) Distributions of insertion ages in different families of LTR elements ". This(More)
Kiwifruit breeding still largely relies on phenotypic observation of cross progeny grown in the field to fruiting maturity, without any selection prior to the juvenility being overcome. Developing markers for the selection of traits of interest would greatly help breeders to rapidly screen breeding populations. With the aim of mapping several traits of(More)
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